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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of asseverate.

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Examples

  • I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with ''she asseverated,'' and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.

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  • Broder asseverated, as if it were true, that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had exonerated Rove because "In fact, the prosecutor concluded that there was no crime; hence, no indictment."

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  • I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with “she asseverated,” and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.

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  • I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with she asseverated, and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.

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  • "It is profound what has happened," Rush asseverated when I asked for his reflections on the past four decades.

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  • “Amen!” asseverated his wife, and the daughter, Hester, or Esta, as she was called by the family, moved by the need of as much public support as possible for all of them — echoed it after her.

    An American Tragedy

  • Now whether that word hath origin in a Greek term meaning a conflict, as the best-read boys asseverated, or whether it is nothing more than a figure of similitude, from the beating arms of a mill, such as I have seen in counties where are no waterbrooks, but folk make bread with wind — it is not for a man devoid of scholarship to determine.

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  • He still asseverated that it was a land of gold, and he believed that if he could get to Egypt the rest would be easy.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • They descended, passing the man with the pail, who again asseverated that he had let no intruder pass, down to the commissionaire and the hovering chestnut man, who rigidly reasserted their own watchfulness.

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  • “I did, Laura!” asseverated Pin, on the brink of tears.

    The Getting of Wisdom

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